Department of Defense. Department of the Army. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. (06/16/1979 - )
ARC Identifier 12767 / Local Identifier 77.62. Opening with an explanation of the national importance of the Mississippi River as a major trade waterway, the film explores the Army Corps of Engineers' methods of maintaining it as a safe navigational channel. It also chronicles how the Corps has built countless levees, dams, floodways, etc., in order to prevent a reoccurrence of the massive destruction of the delta that resulted from the 1927 flood.